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Harvey Penick's Little Red Book Audiobook

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime of Golf

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Publisher's Summary

Harvey Penick's life in golf began when he was eight years old, caddying at the Austin, Texas, Country Club. Eight decades later, he is still there, dispensing wisdom to pros and beginners alike. His stature in the golf world is reflected in the wide array of champions that he has worked with, including those featured in this audio program. And it is not for nothing that the Teacher of the Year Award given by the Golf Teachers Association is called the Harvey Penick Award. After sixty years of keeping notes on the things he's seen and learned and on the golfing greats he's taught, Penick lets the secrets in his Little Red Book be heard by the golf world in this classic work. His simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away all the hypertechnical jargon that's grown up around the game, and lets all golfers play their best - whatever their level.

©1993 Harvey Penick, Bud Shrake, and Helen Penick, All Rights Reserved; (P)1993 Simon & Schuster Inc., All Rights Reserved, AUDIOWORKS Is an Imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

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    Wyatt Bingham Kingwood, TX. United States 01-18-04
    Wyatt Bingham Kingwood, TX. United States 01-18-04 Member Since 2007

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    "A golf essential"

    I couldn't believe there was no review for this so I had to offer my 2 cents. While the avid reader & student of golf will probably find nothing new, it's still an essential part of your golf library. I own dozens of golf books but find myself returning to this gem time after time. Broken down into pithy little chapters, the uncomplicated wisdom of this man shines through like a break in the clouds as you approach the first tee. It's not clever or sophisticated, and all the better for it. As my game grows, so does my love for this book: I find more and more depth of meaning in the words.

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    Hak-Oh Seoul, N/A, Korea, Republic Of 03-08-07
    Hak-Oh Seoul, N/A, Korea, Republic Of 03-08-07
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    "It's great."

    I'm a golf teacher. I read "Harvey Penick's Little Red Book" many times. I think it's a great book for every golfer. Especially, if you are a golf teacher, you need to read it for your golf.
    Thanks a lot!

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    Christian Lamont 04-03-17
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    "There are better golf books"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really. If you know a fair amount about the golf swing already, then this book won't help too much.


    If you’ve listened to books by Harvey Penick and Bud Shrake before, how does this one compare?

    I haven't


    What about Jack Whitaker’s performance did you like?

    Made me feel like Harvy Penick was actually talking to me


    Do you think Harvey Penick's Little Red Book needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Probably not, because he's dead


    Any additional comments?

    If you really want to read this, get a paper copy. If you want to listen to other golf books, go for story based ones. Instructional books are not good to listen to, you need to see the illustrations. I suggest hard copies of Ben Hogan's 5 lessons, and Jack Nicklaus golf my way

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    Tom Jaeger 07-14-15
    Tom Jaeger 07-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome!!"

    The is the best golf book ever! Harvey was a fantastic man. He lived to teach golf and this is the culmination of his work.

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    E. Bryant Lexington, KY 07-13-15
    E. Bryant Lexington, KY 07-13-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Great listen with great advice"

    The narrator is exactly as I picture Mr penick sounds. The instructions are clear and actionable. Highly recommended.

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    Lucas 07-10-15
    Lucas 07-10-15 Member Since 2015

    I'm a teacher of students identified as gifted and talented at the junior high level in the area of Language Arts. Audible is very helpful

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    "Straight to the point. Very Helpful"

    I enjoy the simplicity of his message. it reminded me not to let my own mind complicate my swing.

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    Lionel Saskatchewan, Canada 10-02-14
    Lionel Saskatchewan, Canada 10-02-14
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    "Greatest golf book ever!"
    What made the experience of listening to Harvey Penick's Little Red Book the most enjoyable?

    Jack Whitaker is a great narrator, and the simplicity of Harvey's teaching is second to none!<br/>I think this book is great for beginners or golfers of any skill level as there is something in there for everyone.


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    richard Arlington, VA, United States 08-06-12
    richard Arlington, VA, United States 08-06-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A Classic How-To"

    The text is today as it ever was, the model of golf self-help manuals. Simple, charming and direct, it channels the evident grace of Harvey Pennick's confidence that you, his student, will unerringly master this most difficult of sports. Mr Whitaker's reading is completely convincing.

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    John 05-28-12
    John 05-28-12 Member Since 2011
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    What did you love best about Harvey Penick's Little Red Book?

    Simple. Easy to understand.


    What did you learn from Harvey Penick's Little Red Book that you would use in your daily life?

    Easy to translate the instruction into my game on the course.


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    Don Mand, MMPhilippines 04-04-05
    Don Mand, MMPhilippines 04-04-05
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    "birdie at last"

    This title burns in simply 2 CD's and I have listened to just the first CD over several times and voila! I improved from a low 100 player to a high 90's. Had my first par 4 birdie and sandy par! Looking forward to finish listening and lowering my score further, hopefully to low 90's.

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